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Witte Family History

Witte Surname Meaning

German: variant of Witt . Dutch: nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion from Middle Dutch witte ‘white’. Compare De Witte . English (London): variant of Witt itself a variant of White .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Witt, Witts, Witter, Wilde, Wint, Witty, Wetter, Witten, Motte

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Where is the Witte family from?

You can see how Witte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Witte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Witte families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 43 Witte families living in London. This was about 61% of all the recorded Witte's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Witte families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Witte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Witte ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Witte. 79% of Witte women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Witte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Witte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Witte. For the veterans among your Witte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Witte lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Witte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Witte in 1949 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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